DID YOU KNOW? Nicki Minaj’s net worth is 75 million dollars as of July 2017…pretty impressive!.
Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-American rapper, singer, songwriter and actress. Born in St James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Queens, New York, she gained public recognition after releasing three mixtapes between 2007 to 2009 and subsequently signed to Young Money Entertainment in 20009 after being scouted by the rapper Lil Wayne. Minaj is known for her animated rapping style, her flow in particular where shge often combines metaphors, punch lines and word play into her work. She’s a walking exaggeration, outsized in sound, personality and look.
Minaj’s first and second studio albums, “Pink Friday” (2010) and “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” (2012), both peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and produced the successful singles “Super Bass” and “Starships”, respectively. In 2010, Minaj became the fist female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously charting on the US Billboard Hot 100. Her third studio album, ” The PinkPrint” (2014), was preceded by its second single, “Anaconda”, which peaked at number two on the Hot 100 and is her highest a charting single in the US to date. Due to this, Minaj was the first female artist included on MTV’s ” Annual Hottest MC List”, with a New York Times editor saying that some consider her to be “the most influential female rapper of all time”.
Her rapping is distinctive for its fast flow and the use of alter egos and accents, primarily British Cockney and is known for her colourful costumed and wigs. She has the most Billboard Hot 100 entries for a female artist in the chart’s history, while being ninth overall. Minaj has received ten Grammy nominations throughout her career and has won six American Music Awards, eleven BET Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards and was the recipient of Billboards Women in Music 2011 “Rising Star” award. She is the best-selling female rapper of all time having sold 20 million singles as a lead artist, 60 million singles as a featured artist and over five million albums worldwide. Also she is the only women to be featured on Forbes “Hip Hop Cash King’s List”.
Article by Candice Eastman.